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Port Clinton area spring trolling questions

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We started trolling for eyes last summer up near Dunkirk, NY and really enjoyed it. We would like to go down and experience the early bite in the Port Clinton area. Trolling is what we know from salmon fishing and would prefer to go that way for early eyes too. Can anybody point me in the basically right direction in terms of timing, baits, depths and locations? Any and all info appreciated. Thanks!!

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Ohio DNR site has a fair amount of info.  As far as trolling- you are fishing pretty shallow so cranks off boards - pretty similar to a spring brown setup.  Good gps should show the reefs around Port Clinton and there are plenty of boats around.  I used to trailer out there and never had issues finding fish.  Biggest issue is wind and waves-being shallow kicks up quick.  I usually went in May.

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Join the site below, use the Lake Erie forums...everything you'll need to know.

ohiogamefishing dot com

 

 

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9 hours ago, Shorthanded said:

Join the site below, use the Lake Erie forums...everything you'll need to know.

ohiogamefishing dot com

 

 

I tried to register for the site but admin has not sent email? I need some recommendations for camping/transient slip in the area. Thanks all for any info!

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